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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 15, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

I thinks the late Jerry songs mentioned right up there with the earlier stuff .
How many 60's rock figures were, in the 90's were writing songs that could be in the same room with their earlier material ? I am reading Keith Richard's' book right now , and though I love the band, what have they written in the last 30 years that cold be compared with anything from their golden era (Exile <) .
Not too many Paul McCartney songs , since Band on The Run , would be "Beatle worthy" ( there are a few ). Dylan, and Neil Young are the only one that seem to, every so often, come up with stuff that can stand on its own merits .
All this makes Garcia's death the more sad .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 15, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

How many 60's rock figures were, in the 90's were writing songs that could be in the same room with their earlier material ?

I would vote for Paul Simon. From Graceland through Rhythm of the Saints to even his most recent one. My kid just gave me So Beautiful or So What which he just released, and I'm amazed and pleased that a 70 yo dude can still be so creative. This is coming from one who is not all that far behind him. :)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

I respect Paul Simon, his craftsmanship, and intelligence etc.... But his post S&G output doesn't move me, frankly I find him a little boring, but I guess that is my problem .
Sorta related, is who among the old guys still can attract the interest and/or respect of young people . Dylan, Neil Young, and the late period GD still did, while the latest albums by Simon, and say, McCartney, are ( unfairly ) ignored .
I worked at Tower Records for 2 decades and change, ( was there when "the whole shithouse went up in flames" ) , and it was always interesting who among the older artists the "youngsters" ( I was born in 57 ) liked , or even knew about .

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

Not to mention he stole material from Los Lobos. A mark against him which I cannot overlook when I hear his music. I absolutely loved Graceland until I heard Steve Berlin's account of LL's uncredited contributions to the album. To which Simon responded, "you can't prove anything...sue me".

Garfunkel wore the pants anyway.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

Pete Townsend occasionally comes out with some really good stuff. Don't think if I'd put it near the same level as the classic Who period, but considering his longevity, I still gotta give him major props.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 15, 2011 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

"Empty Bottle" is pretty good album, I wish he would stay a solo artist and I I wish he would have dissolved the Who after Quad., and saved us from that Super Bowl experience , numerous "farewell" tours and the like .

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

And most certainly after Entwistle passed. God was sending them a rather big sign to move on but apparently they missed it.

And yes, the Super Bowl show was absolutely terrible. I don't think anyone will ever come close to U2's performance.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 15, 2011 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

... I had a feeling I screwed up , the albums is called "Empty Glass" , not "Bottle",
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_Glass
Apologies to Pete etc.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 15, 2011 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

For me, Empty Glass is a fantastic effort. Love that one.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 15, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lazy River Road and other Late Could-Be-Great Ones

I don't see this any differently than Further. Pete and Roger have a deep connection and want to play together. What are you going to do when you're over 65 anyway? :)

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